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    October 10, 2008
    Tech drops 4-0 decision to ACC foe No. 10 Maryland
    St. Germain makes first start in ACC play

    BLACKSBURG, Va.The Virginia Tech (4-7-1, 0-5-0) men’s soccer team dropped its fifth consecutive ACC contest on Friday night, 4-0, to the No. 10 Maryland Terrapins (9-3-0, 3-2-0). Virginia Tech freshman goalkeeper Thomas St. Germain was between the pipes for his first ACC match and made seven saves in the contest.

    “We hung around in the first half but I feel we gave the game away,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “We did not have much spirit and we did not show a will to win tonight. Compared to the match on Tuesday, it was the complete opposite.”

    In the first half the Hokies held the Terrapins scoreless and concluded the period tied 0-0. Maryland held a 10-0 shot advantage and took five corners to Tech’s one. St. Germain tallied three saves in the half while his counterpart, Maryland freshman goalkeeper, Zac MacMath made his first career start in ACC play and made two saves in the contest.

    The Terrapins lit up the scoreboard early in the second period, taking a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute. Terrapin junior Jeremy Hall scored off a head ball to beat St. Germain for his sixth goal of the season. Hall was back at it nearly three minutes later. The junior scored his second goal and his seventh on the season, heading the ball to the back of the net in the 56th minute of play to give the Terrapins a 2-0 advantage.

    Maryland added two insurance goals late in the match for the 4-0 victory. Terrapin red-shirt sophomore Jason Herrick tallied his second goal of the season in the 80th minute, while teammate Billy Cortes stole a ball inside the box a slipped a shot to the left corner for his first goal of the year.

    Tech took its first shot of the match from the foot of freshman Tobias Hottner in the second half and added two more in the same period. The Hokies were awarded three corner kicks in the contest, with two coming in the second period of play.

    Tech will take the pitch, on Tuesday October 14, when they step out of conference play to take on UMBC at Sandra D. Thompson Field at 7 p.m.

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